Oct 3, 2012 3:00am PDT
that we went through four years ago in the 2008 campaign about reverend jeremiah wright from trinity church in chicago, and here's the penalty now this is before the videos came out this is before the videos came out. the president hadn't seen the videos. how would you talk about your pastor? he was being very complimentary. the republicans are trying to take us back to where we were in 2008, which is just ridiculous. we hashed this out. the guy's been president for four years he has a record to run on. you want to criticize the record, go ahead. but to take us back to this controversy, peter this is just ridiculous. >> i was tuning in and i had a thought, back in the last election we heard rumors that there was the infamous whitey tape that either barack obama or michelle obama was on tape for saying whitey. for half a second i go oh, my gosh, this is the whitey tape and i started watching it and i thought this is it, this is what they've got? we fought this before. >> i don't think anybody's used that word since george jefferson in the early 1980's. [ laughter ] >> welcome back kot
Oct 3, 2012 6:00am PDT
think we -- i think that wasn't so much of a heck of a job. >> stephanie: jeremiah wright is like his binky. >> on the eve of the first presidential debate, a bombshell is about to be dropped on the 2012 race for the white house because tonight you'll hear from barack obama like you have never heard from him before. a video has been uncovered from a campaign event in 2007. candidate obama speaking before an audience of african-american ministers including the reverend jeremiah wright. >> what! >> shocking! >> his christian ministry -- the christian church he used to go to the christian church area of chicago. the christian church? >> stephanie: birthday party no one shows up. he has one little deflated balloon. [ wah wah ] [ crickets chirping ] >> suburban people like sean hannity get a little weirded out when people don't sit there so quietly in church like everybody in his church does. >> that's not how you do it. aren't we supposed to sit here and protect. >> stephanie: you're acting so black. bill o'reilly on romney. >> romney's got this -- got to put aside his politician persona.
Oct 2, 2012 3:00am PDT
scrutiny when you consider how much focus was placed on reverend jeremiah wright four years ago. i've been a bit surprised the press has been hesitant to talk about things like proxy baptisms. as you know, mitt romney's father-in-law, ann romney's father was a devout atheist. after his death, mitt romney himself performed the posthumous baptism making him a mormon. we've heard a lot about this in the past year. one mormon church baptized anne frank despite the church's promise to not proxy baptize holocaust victims. are you a bit surprised things like that haven't gotten more scrutiny in the press given the attention that was paid to jeremiah wright a few years ago? >> i think back in february, i think it was, there was kind of a lot of scrutiny on proxy baptisms because it came out that like you said, holocaust victims had been getting baptized. and i think that there was even a case where -- i can't remember -- somebody was baptized -- one prominent figure was baptized who wasn't even dead it turned out. proxy baptism for someone who hadn't died yet. >> john: wow. i'm trying to figu